City of London, London
£19,000 (pro rata)
Permanent, Part-time
Job description
Campaigns Assistant
London, N1

Closing Date: 7th October 2019
Interview Date: 14th October 2019

Are you looking to develop a career in human rights campaigning? Are you excited by the prospect of working autonomously in a team focused environment that makes a real difference to people’s lives? If so, then this could be the role for you.

The Organisation

Free Tibet is a visionary NGO that believes in, and is actively campaigning for, a free Tibet in which Tibetans are able to determine their own future; this is a future in which all human rights will be respected. 

Free Tibet campaigns for an end to China's occupation of Tibet and for international recognition of Tibetans' right to freedom; we mobilise active support for the Tibetan cause, champion human rights and challenge those whose actions help sustain the occupation.

Working for Free Tibet will provide the successful Campaigns Assistant an invaluable opportunity to play an integral role in the wider free Tibet movement. 

The Rewards 

- £19,000 (pro rata)
- Pension (employer contribution of 6%) 
- 25 days’ holiday + Bank Holidays and Christmas shutdown
- Excellent training and development opportunities 
- Flexible working hours and potential to work from home
- Interest free season ticket loans  
- Free tea and coffee

This is an incredible opportunity to be at the forefront of several online and grassroots campaigns to counter human rights abuses in Tibet. You will have the chance to see a direct correlation and link between your efforts and results within the international community and in Tibet itself. 

You will work closely with the Free Tibet team, reporting into the Campaigns & Advocacy Manager and working in close proximity with the Media Officer and Digital Team. This openness and agility in our team structure affords all our team members continuous learning and development opportunities, providing consistent prospects for professional and personal growth. 

The Role 

As a Campaigns Assistant for Free Tibet, you will play a central role in the delivery of effective online and offline campaigns. Playing an active role in the planning and implementation of Free Tibet’s outreach work, you will deliver our message to new audiences. 

With a strong work ethic, ‘can do’ attitude and ability to work on your own initiative, you will assist in managing and updating our online communications to supporters, including our Social Media, e-mail list and website. 

Additionally, you will: 

- Maintain Free Tibet’s library of files, photographs and documents related to campaigns
- Represent Free Tibet at public events such as festivals, exhibitions and cultural events and engage with new supporters
- Assist with, and on occasions manage, the delivery of public events such as protests, vigils and other forms of direct action
- Identify opportunities for campaigns and outreach activities in response to external news and developments
- Participate in the planning and delivery of other campaign activities as directed by the Campaigns & Advocacy Manager
- Assist in overseeing the work of campaign volunteers where appropriate

The above duties and responsibilities do not represent an exhaustive list, and there will be ample opportunities to get involved in multiple aspects of Free Tibet’s work. One key area for contribution is the opportunity to draft effective, professional and motivational copy which will be utilised across multiple forums.

About You 

This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate human rights advocate and/or activist to join an organisation which makes a difference to Tibetans’ lives every day.  

To be considered as a Campaigns Assistant, you will need: 

- Demonstrable experience of delivering projects to a high standard within agreed parameters and timeframes 
- Detailed knowledge of campaign techniques and the changing face of campaigning
- Experience of assisting in the organisation of public events
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to produce persuasive and informative copy against tight deadlines for different audiences
- An understanding and experience of using social media, email and other digital platforms
- A commitment to Free Tibet’s vision and an understanding of human rights

In addition, strong photography and/or video skills would be advantageous to your application, however this is not essential. 

If this sounds like the opportunity you have been waiting for, we want to hear from you! Make sure to apply for the role of Campaigns Assistant today via the button shown. 

Please note we do not accept CVs as part of the application process. Shortlisting will be carried out on the basis of the application form only. The application form is in digital form and we will also require you to fill out and attach an Equal Opportunities form to your application. 

Other organisations may call this role Marketing Assistant, Communications and Campaigns Assistant, Marketing Campaign Assistant, Advocacy Assistant, Campaign and Events Assistant, Campaign Project Officer or Campaign Assistant.

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.
Posted on: 17 September 2019
Closed date: 07 October 2019
Job ref: TCHAA0710/GW/TC
Tags: Campaigning